Introduction

If your speaker is defective, obtain a new speaker and replace the old one with the new working speaker.

Remove the barcode sticker at the bottom of the device.
  • Remove the barcode sticker at the bottom of the device.

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Remove two 8.4 mm T5 screws from the bottom of the device.
  • Remove two 8.4 mm T5 screws from the bottom of the device.

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Using a plastic opening tool, carefully pry open the device. Open the device carefully, making sure not to damage the gold ribbon cable that connects the screen to the motherboard.
  • Using a plastic opening tool, carefully pry open the device.

  • Open the device carefully, making sure not to damage the gold ribbon cable that connects the screen to the motherboard.

turn the unit around

Andrew Hayden - Reply

Since there is no replacement speaker whats the point of this process?

greg - Reply

Very detailed set of instructions! Does anyone known the thread size of the screws in step 2? 8.4 mm T5 screws: is the length of the screw (8.4 mm) ,and the head specification (T5- size of screw driver). I need the actual thread specification. I lost one of the screws and the other one 's head is stripped. I need to replace both screws.

Harold Schultz - Reply

Remove the power button. Remove the power button.
  • Remove the power button.

Where can I buy the button

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Unscrew the four 6.70 mm screws holding the motherboard in place using a philips #0 screw driver.
  • Unscrew the four 6.70 mm screws holding the motherboard in place using a philips #0 screw driver.

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Lift up the motherboard. Carefully disconnect the battery and motherboard.  Slowly wiggling the connection makes it easier to disconnect the battery from the motherboard.
  • Lift up the motherboard.

  • Carefully disconnect the battery and motherboard. Slowly wiggling the connection makes it easier to disconnect the battery from the motherboard.

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Using the plastic opening tool as a wedge, pry the battery from the case.  This can be fairly tough as the battery is glued to the case.  Don't be afraid to use force and some good leverage. Using the plastic opening tool as a wedge, pry the battery from the case.  This can be fairly tough as the battery is glued to the case.  Don't be afraid to use force and some good leverage.
  • Using the plastic opening tool as a wedge, pry the battery from the case. This can be fairly tough as the battery is glued to the case. Don't be afraid to use force and some good leverage.

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Carefully disconnect the speaker from the motherboard.  Slowly wiggling the connection makes it easier to disconnect.
  • Carefully disconnect the speaker from the motherboard. Slowly wiggling the connection makes it easier to disconnect.

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Using a plastic opening tool, wedge the speaker away from the device.  The speaker is glued to the case so use force and leverage. Using a plastic opening tool, wedge the speaker away from the device.  The speaker is glued to the case so use force and leverage.
  • Using a plastic opening tool, wedge the speaker away from the device. The speaker is glued to the case so use force and leverage.

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Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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